Reminder to donate a shoebox gift to the elderly this Christmas

We’ve already had a great response to our shoebox appeal and have been inundated with boxes, but if anyone out there has been meaning to put one together, then this is your final reminder as the deadline of Friday, December 14 is fast approaching.

We’re asking people to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that they think would really help brighten someone’s day. We would suggest hats, scarves, slippers, toiletries, books and something a bit more festive and fun for Christmas.

All of the boxes donated will be evenly distributed among our elderly service users and we’re sure it will really help brighten their day.

Any shoeboxes can be dropped off or sent to our offices in Bangor at 9, Ash Court, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4DF.

Alternatively, if you’re in the Newtown area, boxes can be sent to St David’s House, New Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1RB.

If you’re in Rhondda Cynon Taf and would like to donate a shoebox, you can send it to our offices at Ty Cynon, Navigation Park, Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF45 4SN and those in Ystradgynlais can drop off or post boxes to Unit 300, Ystradgynlais Business Centre, Trawsffordd Road, Ystradgynlais, Powys, SA9 1BS.

We think this is a really great way to treat our service users and we hope lots of people get involved.

People who take part in our shoebox appeal are the types of caring, honest, reliable and good-natured people we want working for us. They have a natural affinity to care and we would encourage them to consider taking on a position in the industry with us or even just working a few hours per week to help an elderly person in their home.

We provide a valuable service to the people of Wales and new staff are needed on a daily basis. We offer free, full training and the opportunity for career advancement. We’re also very flexible with working hours, so if anyone is interested in joining the team, they should get in touch for more information.